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Born Arizona
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Unit Indian Scouts
Battles/wars Indian Wars
Awards Medal of Honor

Kelsay was an Indian scout serving in the United States Army during the Indian Wars who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Kelsay was born in Arizona and after entering the army served as a scout in the Indian Wars. He received the Medal of Honor for “engagements with Apaches”.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Indian Scouts. Place and date: Winter of 1872-73. Entered service at:------. Birth: Arizona. Date of issue: 12 April 1875.


Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Indian Wars; Kelsay". Medal of Honor recipients, Indian Wars. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 

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